In Johannesburg’s townships, citizens lament the betrayal of their former leader’s legacy
The South Africa of today is, at best, underperforming its economic potential
Among the people of South Africa, emotions are running high – and no one knows where it is all going to lead
He was both an inspiration and a reproach to his fellow African heads of state. But will the great man’s example continue to resonate, now that he is gone?
Mandela's greatest legacy may be his profound commitment to democracy
South Africa’s first post-apartheid leader went out of way to instill respect for democratic institutions
He was the world leader all others looked up to
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has not returned home, and is still in hospital, the country's presidency has told a South African news agency.
The South African government says former leader Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition in hospital, though “medical interventions” are required because his health sometimes becomes unstable.
Cape Town's former archbishop compares struggle for gay rights to his fight against apartheid
Former President Thabo Mbeki says Mandela’s doctors will soon send him to recuperate at home
Even before Mandela’s illness, the political parties of South Africa were at loggerheads over their versions of the anti-apartheid struggle. Now the struggle is intensifying
Ndileka Mandela says former president's condition is still critical but has not worsened, while daughter Makaziwe says he is responding to touch
How extraordinary for a man - a stranger to most of us - to engender such warmth and respect that so many grown-ups feel bereft at the thought of his passing
The former South African president Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition in hospital, just two weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital with a lung infection. The news, broken by President Jacob Zuma after a hospital visit late on Sunday evening, left millions of South Africans fearing the worst.